Whether you only have one bathroom for one child, or you have multiple bathrooms that need to accommodate several children, organization will be key to keeping your entire home in order. The better organized your kids’ bathrooms are, the easier it will be for everyone to get along. Things will go smoothly in the morning as they get ready for school, and that will make it much easier for you to get ready for work.
Art of Drawers has a wide range of bathroom organization solutions that will make a huge impact. If you would like to learn more about how we can help, give us a call at (770) 800 8410 or contact us online.
Here are six tips to make your kids’ bathrooms more organized than you might have thought possible.
1. Declutter as Much as You Can
The bathrooms are typically among the smallest rooms in a home, so they’re among the most prone to accumulating clutter – this can be especially true for kids’ bathrooms. So, the first thing you should consider is either getting rid of things your children no longer use, or finding new homes for them. These are a few decluttering tips to keep in mind.
- Check the medicine cabinet and safely dispose of any expired prescription or over-the-counter medications. That bottle of cough syrup might have been a lifesaver back in 2017, but now it’s just taking up valuable space. There might also be a lot of duplicate items in the cabinet. For example, you might see four tubes of lip gloss, or five bottles of eye drops. If you see any old, gunky containers, it’s probably time to throw them out.
- Separate the things your children use every day (toothbrushes, hair brushes, shampoo, etc.) from the things they only use every once in a while (Band-Aids, topical ointments, etc.) Take those items in the latter group and move them somewhere else in your home.
- Put magnetic strips on the insides of all cabinet doors. They’re perfect for things like nail files, clippers, bobby pins and tweezers. Instead of wasting space by keeping them in jars, you can free up that space for something else.
- As you’ll learn later, the bathroom is meant for function, not aesthetics. Take down those cute pictures and put up shelving instead. This is just another way to create space for commonly used items that can cause a lot of clutter.
- Take a deep breath and tackle your kids’ bathroom drawers. More than likely, they’ll be crammed with things your children don’t even know are there, much less use. If anything smells odd or has expired, toss them out. Otherwise, ask your children what they need, and what they don’t need.
2. Label Everything
Labeling every container will make it much easier for your kids to find what they need. They’ll find it fast so they can do what they need to do and get on with the rest of their day. Whether you’re using tubs, pull-out drawers or anything else, labeling will do wonders. All you need to do is go to your local hardware store and find an inexpensive labeler, or you can find one online.
3. Create a Caddy for Cleaning Supplies
A Lazy Susan is a fantastic idea if your cabinet has enough room. You can keep things like paper towels, toilet brushes, rubber gloves and cleaning products in one easy-to-reach location. There won’t be any excuse for your kids not to clean up after themselves.
4. Use a Color Coded System
If you have multiple children who use the same bathroom, color coding will go a long way toward reducing morning chaos. Give each child a color, and buy things like washcloths, hand towels, toothbrushes, cups and other bathroom staples in that same color, if possible.
5. Utilize the Space Under the Sink
If you’re going to truly organize your kids’ bathrooms, you’re going to have to use all of the available space. This means areas you might normally ignore, such as under the sink. There’s a lot of space surrounding your pipes that you might not have considered before.
For example, you might want to think about having pull-out shelves from Art of Drawers installed in your children’s bathrooms, as well as your own. Nobody will have to deal with the hassle of searching for what they need. U-shaped pull outs will bring a new level of utility to this previously neglected part of the bathroom.
While we’re on the subject of utilizing space, remember that the bathroom is meant to be functional, not decorative. This will especially be true if more than one person is using it. You need to devote as much space as possible to organization and storage. As pretty as that artwork may be, or as beautiful as those vases may be, the bathroom isn’t the place for them. Keep this area of your home practical and you’ll get much more out of it.
6. Make the Most of Your Space with Drawer Organization
Maybe the most effective way to organize your kids’ bathroom will be to get the most out of the drawers. Drawer dividers are a perfect way to make things much more accessible. They also make it easier to see everything at once, instead of having to dig around to find a scrunchy, the fingernail clippers, lip gloss or toothpaste.
The more cluttered a drawer is, the more overwhelming it can be for your kids to find what they need. Drawer organizers from Art of Drawers provide a clean, simplified look for everyday items. Not only will your children be able to find things quickly, they’ll also know exactly where to put those items once they’re done with them.
These just scratch the surface of the many ways Art of Drawers can help you organize your children’s bathrooms. We can do the same for the rest of your home as well. If you’d like to learn more about everything we have to offer, just fill out our online form or give us a call at (770) 800 8410.